Our Team Our doctors, nurses, and others form a coordinated team to provide the most complete care for each child, based upon the type and stage of their disease. Primary team members include: Pediatric hematologists/oncologists Pediatric hematology/oncology nurse practitioners In addition, each child's medical team includes specialists in their specific condition. For example, the team for a child with a brain tumor might include a neurosurgeon and a neuroradiologist. And an orthopedic oncology specialist might participate in a team for a child with a skeletal malignancy. This team approach fosters an ideal exchange of knowledge and expertise, insuring that the best possible treatment plan is developed for each child. Physicians Our physicians' knowledge and expertise include areas beyond the basics of Hematology/Oncology. Craig A. Mullen, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Bone Marrow Transplantation Razia B. Akhtar, M.D. Bone Marrow Transplantation Jeffrey R. Andolina, M.D., M.S. Bone Marrow Transplantation Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D. Bone Marrow Transplantation David N. Korones, M.D. Brain Tumors Palliative Care Suzie A. Noronha, M.D. Sickle Cell/Hemoglobinopathies Jessica C. Shand, M.D., M.H.S. Bone Marrow Transplantation Translational Research: Leukemia biology and Immunotherapy Louis S. Constine, M.D. Radiation Oncology Pediatric Oncology Surgeons Walter Pegoli, Jr., M.D., Chief Christopher A. Gitzelmann, M.D. Pediatric Psychosocial Team The Pediatric Psychosocial Team offers emotional, educational, and social support services to patients, their families, and friends. Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D. Long term survival Psychosocial Oncology Palliative Care Nurses Laurie A. Johnson, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P.-B.C. Jennifer Natoli, R.N. Cate Olin, R.N. Physicians' Assistants Kimberly Dudrak, P.A.-C. Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Specialist Bethany Marsh is an adolescent and young adult survivorship specialist with UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute.